Teach EFL in Makassar, Indonesia

Date posted:2004-11-30 | Writer: Englishfirst | Email: [email protected]

About Makassar (aka Ujung Pandang)...

..a thriving port city with a population of 2 million and growing, a long maritime trade history, a diverse ethnic mix and the gateway to Eastern Indonesia. Sufficiently ïoff the beaten trackï to feel an adventure and to encounter friendly locals, yet also developed enough to find all modern facilities, around which the traditional is everywhere.

About Sulawesi...

..an eccentrically shaped island containing wonderfully scenic areas for great holidays and both sea and mountain sports. These include the pleasant mountain resort of Malino, the picturesque beach community of Tanjung Bira and the famous Torajalands. Bali/Lombok, Surabaya and Manado are only a short flight away.

About EF Makassar...

..a school of around 350 active students, with modern facilities (including CALL) and a team of around 8 native speaker teachers, running general English courses for young learners, teenagers and adults, in addition to Toefl, Conversation / Skills and Cambridge ESOL / IELTS courses soon. We are heavily guided by communicative and student-centered teaching approaches.

..an emphasis on high standards for our students and on career development for our teachers, with regular staff programs and workshops. We are a close and supportive team and also have the back-up and expertise of the large (EF) English First organization and all the future career opportunities that go with that.

Our requirements ...

ï A respected TEFL qualification from a 4 week minimum intensive (not online) course that includes observed teaching practice (eg CELTA, Trinity College)
ï A years experience is preferred but such abilities as appreciating and being sensitive to the particular needs and personalities of learners and being able to ïconnectï with them are just as important as initial technical teaching ability. The school prides itself on the additional and ongoing training it can offer to such teachers.
ï In a nutshell...enthusiasm, flexibility, willingness to progress and develop and the ability to work in a close team.
ï Experience of South East Asia or of living in a developing country is a distinct advantage. Failing this, a certain level of cultural adaptability, patience and good humour required to face the challenges of life in a developing country a long way from home.

In addition to a competitive monthly Rupiah salary*, our benefits package includes ...

ï The option of reimbursable return flights
ï an end of contract bonus of one month's salary.
ï free accommodation in a furnished teacher house or a monthly housing allowance on top of salary.
ï free and extensive local health insurance cover.
ï 15 working days of the contract as paid holiday, in addition to all Indonesian public holidays and at least one week each for both Christmas and Lebaran.
ï a full one year working visa, with all other legal and fiscal formalities also handled by us.

* details given during application process

For more information please send cover letter and CV to [email protected]

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This unit gave me a few ideas that I can use in my adult class. The different seating arrnagements and disciplinary methods are points I would have picked up along my career as a teacher. However, something stood out to me, if we don't use TEFL jargon with the students how do we explain the points to them? I use the jargon but in my students' own language so that they can correlate the Grammar points back to their own language.in this unit we've learned about teaching special groups. Those include teaching young beginners or even business people without any previous knowledge in English. Also, it's important to note that sometime we may have individual students and we've learned about that scenario as well. It's important to always use English even if we know the native language of the students, and also to be kind and understanding to your students.